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Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: a systematic review
TLDR
This systematic review examined studies that have investigated sustaining hope during prognostic and end‐of‐life issues discussions with terminally ill patients and their families from 1985 to June 2006 to identify 27 studies.
The antibiotic and anticancer active aurein peptides from the Australian Bell Frogs Litoria aurea and Litoria raniformis the solution structure of aurein 1.2.
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Seventeen aurein peptides are present in the secretion from the granular dorsal glands of the Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea, and 16 from the corresponding secretion of the related Southern Bellfrog L. raniformis: thirteen of these peptides show wide-spectrum antibiotic and anticancer activity.
Hope and hoping in the talk of dying cancer patients.
Spirituality as a core domain in the assessment of quality of life in oncology
Objectives: This study investigated including spiritual wellbeing as a core domain in the assessment of quality of life (QOL) in an Australian oncology population.
Anticipatory nausea and vomiting
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If ANV develops, benzodiazepines have been documented to help in adult patients, and several psychological techniques are also of help, including systematic desensitization.
Consensus proposals for the prevention of acute and delayed vomiting and nausea following high-emetic-risk chemotherapy
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For each of these five drugs, there is a plateau in therapeutic efficacy above which further dose escalation does not improve outcome, and for all classes of antiemetic agents, a single dose is as effective as multiple doses or a continuous infusion.
Motivational Interviewing as a Smoking Cessation Intervention for Patients With Cancer: Randomized Controlled Trial
TLDR
Future efforts to improve smoking cessation in this patient group might focus on the delivery of more direct methods for encouraging spouse cessation and support to the patient in quitting, and the use of bupropion (Zyban) as an adjunct to cessation for this heavy smoking patient group.
The multidimensionality of spiritual wellbeing: peace, meaning, and faith and their association with quality of life and coping in oncology
This study explored associations between the recently proposed three‐factor structure of the 12‐item Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy—Spiritual Well‐being (FACIT‐Sp) subscale (Peace,
The Discursive Properties of “Hope”: A Qualitative Analysis of Cancer Patients’ Speech
TLDR
The authors of this article question the usefulness of the empirico-realist search for a definitive definition of hope and suggest that recognizing a taxonomy of hope might prove more useful than searching for definitions.
Do patients want doctors to talk about spirituality? A systematic literature review.
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